The All Progressives Congress (APC) has filed a cross-appeal against the judgment of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal which affirmed the election of its candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari.
Although the eventual judgment of the tribunal was in its favour, the party is by its cross-appeal challenging some aspects of the September 11, 2019, verdict of the tribunal.
In its cross-appeal filed before the Supreme Court, the party specifically prayed that some documents and evidence led by the Peoples Democratic Party and its candidate, the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, be expunged from the records.
The APC asked the apex court to expunge the testimonies of petitioners witnesses 40, 59 and 60.
It asked the apex court to set aside the decision of the tribunal admitting the evidence and documents.
Faulting the decision of tribunal in refusing to expunge the evidence from the tribunal’ records, the APC’s lawyer, Lateef Fagbemi (SAN), said, “The learned justices of the court of appeal erred in law when they failed to consider or properly consider the cross-appellant’s objection to the admissibility of the documents tendered by the petitioners/cross-respondents’ counsel from the bar.”
Atiku and the PDP had on Monday filed 66 grounds notice of appeal before the apex court praying that the judgment of the tribunal which dismissed their petition be set aside.